HC Deb 20 December 1982 vol 34 c349W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister whether it was thought by Her Majesty's Government that the military problem represented by the presence of civilian scrap merchants at Leith in South Georgia required the detachment of a group of Her Majesty's ships, under the command of a rear admiral, for deployment to the South Atlantic, as mentioned in paragraph 5 of the dispatch by Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse in the London Gazette of 13 December.

The Prime Minister

Admiral Fieldhouse records in his dispatch the action which he personally took shortly before the Argentine invasion and thereafter. The circumstances preceding the invasion are the subject of study by the committee chaired by Lord Franks.

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